Scalp Treatments Which To Buy and Which To Skip

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Most people only think they need to take care of their scalp if they have issues with dandruff or itchiness. However that isn’t the case. Just about everyone can use a scalp product to treat everything from itchy dandruff to product buildup. Some of these products mentioned are going to work better for certain issues than others. I’ve tried them all so I will let you know which scalp treatment to buy and which to skip.

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scalp treatment guide


IGK Cleansing Walnut Scrub 

Of all of the scalp treatments I tried, this one is my favorite. It has a good amount of scrub power without being too abrasive. It also comes in a squeeze tube making it a bit more convenient to use a lot less messy. Plus this product is color safe with UV protection, vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without mineral oil, petroleum, and gluten.

Who Should Use It: This is my top recommendation for those that need help with scalp issues or just need a deep cleaning from too much dry shampoo.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub

This scrub combines is like an exfoliant and shampoo had a baby. It has a scrubby texture but it also lathers like a shampoo. That being said this product does contain sodium laureth sulfate, which some people don’t like to use.  The Cleansing Purifying Scrub does not contain silicone or colorants and is not tested on animals, so that is good news. Another thing to note about this product is the smell, which is fairly strong. The smell does dissipate but it may not be the best pick for those with sensitive noses.

Who Should Use It: People that need a good clarifying scalp treatment and don’t mind the sodium laureth sulfate.

R+CO  Acid Wash ACV Rinse

This rinse is pretty much the reason why I signed up for the FabFitFun Pinterest Box. Long ago in my high school days, I used to rinse my hair by dumping a cup of apple cider vinegar on my hair. This product is more precise and won’t leave you smelling like a pickle. Because this product is a rinse, it doesn’t have any physical exfoliants. The ingredients in this product will help sooth your scalp and make your hair super shiny.

Who Should Use It: Anyone that wants nice shiny hair and a smooth scalp. For those with a ton of buildup, I would skip this one or pair it with a clarifying shampoo.

Aveda Pramāsana Purifying Scalp Cleanser

Aveda makes my all time favorite shampoo, so when I saw they had a scalp treatment, I just had to try it. This product has a lid that makes it easy to apply along your part. When applied the product gives a slight cooling sensation, which I find is nice. Again, this product doesn’t have a physical exfoliant but it does it a better job at removing buildup than the Acid Wash ACV Rinse because it has a little bit of a lather.

Who Should Use It: If you don’t like the chunky physical exfoliant but still need to remove some build up, pick this one.

Briogeo Scalp Revival Micro-exfoliating Shampoo

This is a scalp treatment and shampoo is the first product I tried for this blog post. The peppermint smell is amazing and it feels great when you use it. This exfoliating shampoo is  vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without gluten, silicones, DEA, or synthetic dyes. When testing, it did take a large amount of product. The open tun makes it easy to scoop out but also makes it a bit messier.

Who Should Use It: If you want an exfoliating scalp treatment and shampoo in one, but don’t like big chunks of exfoliant.

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  • My scalp could definitely use some TLC after a busy summer. All the chlorine and dry shampoo has got to go!